Training Legs with a Bad Back, What Are “Effective Reps,” & Recommended Natural Grooming Products – Episode 382

Posted by Mike Wheeler

On this week’s Q&A episode we cover training around injuries, building muscle, nutrition, music, grooming and more. 

I also give a brief explanation of how and why I ended up moving out of LA and down to Austin. And then out of Austin to our new temporary home. 

Grab your headphones (preferably with a wire to avoid EMF’s!), take the dogs for a walk (or go adopt one) and enjoy. 

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Show Notes:

  • Should training intensity change when on a calorie deficit for fat loss?
  • What is the best number of reps for a beginner to build muscle?
  • How often do you incorporate pushups into your workouts?
  • Would you even bother with anyone who’s consistently lost your trust? 
  • Do you believe in longer fasts of 48-72 hours?
  • The Way I am, Lose Yourself, Til I Collapse, or other?
  • Do you still write programs where volume starts low and progresses to higher over weeks?
  • Top 3 leg exercises for a mid 40’s guy with a sensitive low back? 
  • What is an “effective rep” and how many per muscle group per week for hypertrophy? 
  • What kind of natural grooming products do I use? 
  • Why did I leave California and move to Texas? Then leave?


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Mentioned in the Episode:

  • LMNT – Recharge is a tasty electrolyte drink that gives your body everything you need and nothing you don’t
  • Pride Foods Rice ‘N Grinds Hot Cereal


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